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Lexus RX 350, Car Buying, SUV
#5503 of 5860 Re: RX 350 AWD Offer [jeff011]
Apr 14, 2013 (9:39 am)
Sure no problem.
I spoke on the phone with Weston Wright and later his boss, Chelsea Grant, both of Lexus of Watertown, Mass.
I did not walk into the dealership until we agreed on the price. Ultimately, when I finally went in to buy it, they tried to reneg on the deal. I was firm. I said I would only pay what Weston (and Chelsea) and I agreed to.
I called 6 Boston area dealer, all phone negotiations. Some would not deal on the phone so I eliminated them, some wouldn't meet my price, so they were eliminated.
I never asked anyone for a quote. I would say that I want this specific model with these options and I would pay X.
My specific price was approx. $2000 under invoice. Buying at invoice price is never a good deal especially on a car that's readily available as is the RX.
Remember my policy, don't believe anything a car dealer says!!
They're true cost is probably around $3000 below invoice.
I also found a couple dealers who came close to my price. I probably would have bought from them had Watertown not agreed to my price. I also negotiated the last week of the month.
Hope this helps.
#5504 of 5860 Re: RX 350 AWD Offer [saz25]
Apr 16, 2013 (3:01 pm)
Thanks Steve..I called the Watertown dealership and did not get a good price. More over they told me that there will be a $795 acquisition fee if I opt to lease through LFS to get the $1000 rebate. So ultimately I'll end up with just $200 advantage.They seems to be even disinterested to cut the deal.
Talking with couple of other dealers, Will see how it goes.
#5505 of 5860 Re: RX 350 AWD Offer [jeff011]
Apr 16, 2013 (3:40 pm)
Did you give them your price on a specific model or did you ask them for a quote? I never ask for a quote. I find that the buyer needs to drive the discussion.
#5506 of 5860 Re: RX 350 AWD Offer [saz25]
Apr 18, 2013 (7:00 am)
thanks for this very active part of the forum. I am looking forward to buying a RX 350 base in June/July.
Actually I was looking at a 2010 RX with around 30-40k miles which would range around 30-32k $.
After looking at truecar/overstock I discovered that the new 2013 RX base is offered at 37,400$ in my area.
Would you opt for the 2013 or go with the 2010 (a 5k-7k saving)?
How would you proceed with the purchase of the 2013? Should I just be happy with overstock or should I try to get 10% off MSRP by contacting several dealers via email? (No time to go and see them)....
Thanks in advance!!
#5507 of 5860 Re: RX 350 AWD Offer [saz25]
Apr 18, 2013 (4:43 pm)
I initially told them that I would buy this weekend if I get the best price and then later offered 45K. I think they did not take me seriously probably since I was not local and was asking me to come to dealership.Also a correction to my previous post - They were actually charging that $795 acquisition fee for the finance through LFS not lease. I thought dealers won't charge that for finance,So I figured it was not worth it and did not pursue further.
Got another question though. Which invoice price we should consider between TrueCar and Intellichoice/KBB/Edmunds.
Intellichoice/KBB/Edmunds are all giving similar price around 47K for my car where as TrueCar is adding additional $616 as Regional add fees to the 47K.
One dealer that I was talking to is saying that 47600 is the actual invoice price. Do we generally include that $616 (Regional add fees) in Invoice price..Never heard of it though.
#5508 of 5860 Re: RX 350 AWD Offer [usfan]
Apr 18, 2013 (6:27 pm)
I think you will be hard pressed to find a "base" RX350 in any dealer stock. I don't believe you could special order one either. They mostly come loaded with numerous options. Sorry, but in my opinion you will likely find that the actual list of most stock models will be about 10K more than your "base" price.
#5509 of 5860 How to get a better deal
Apr 18, 2013 (6:27 pm)
I went in to inquire about leasing a 2013 rx350 today. AWD and wanted navigation. They said $47811.82 down from $49030. Without nav: $45008 down from $46789
Also, payments were high too ($739 and $789 no money down)
What do you think of these prices? I feel they are too high.
#5510 of 5860 Got the RX350 AWD for 45500
May 03, 2013 (8:43 pm)
Finally closed the deal for 45500.
Got an additional 1000 off for financing through LFS. This forum helped me a lot in negotiating with the dealers. Thanks to every one, particularly Steve - you instill a lot of confidence in this forum.
#5511 of 5860 Best lease on 2013 RX F Sport?
May 10, 2013 (10:47 am)
3 Questions, ignore the second two if you want
Best deal on 2013 RX F Sport Lease?
I'd like to get into one for as close to $400/ month as possible and less than $2000 total down, taxes etc all included, prefer 15k miles per year, but 10k might be ok.
As long as it's an F sport, I don't care about which options it has, as long as it's black or stargazer black. lowest MSRP I've seen on one is 48500.
Any complaints on the ride or handling? Read a bad review saying they'd choose the regular one even if it cost the same.
I know the F-sports only come with black interiors. Any chance any saddle interior F-sports are around, randomly??
#5512 of 5860 anybody got the RX350 recently in bay area CA?
May 14, 2013 (3:58 pm)
I am considering to get a RX350 AWD recently. anybody can share the experiences and recommend the good dealer in bay area CA? thanks.